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Omnibalancing in Tajikistan's Foreign Policy: Security-Driven Discourse Alignment with Iran

Nourzhanov, Kirill

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This paper examines the growing alignment between Tajikistan and Iran within the analytical framework of omnibalancing developed by Steven David. It argues that the regime of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has been pursuing closer relations with Tehran in an effort to balance threats at the system, regional and domestic levels. While cultural factors and affinity based on the idea of Aryanism may have contributed to the rapprochement between Tajikistan and Iran, in the final analysis Rahmon's...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorNourzhanov, Kirill
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:44:46Z
dc.identifier.issn1944-8953
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/37540
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the growing alignment between Tajikistan and Iran within the analytical framework of omnibalancing developed by Steven David. It argues that the regime of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has been pursuing closer relations with Tehran in an effort to balance threats at the system, regional and domestic levels. While cultural factors and affinity based on the idea of Aryanism may have contributed to the rapprochement between Tajikistan and Iran, in the final analysis Rahmon's foreign policy decision-making has been driven by realism and pragmatism. There are limits to the Tajik-Iranian alignment which is not likely to evolve into a formal alliance in the foreseeable future.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceJournal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies
dc.titleOmnibalancing in Tajikistan's Foreign Policy: Security-Driven Discourse Alignment with Iran
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolumeVol. 14
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor160607 - International Relations
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4334722xPUB150
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationNourzhanov, Kirill, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issueNo. 3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage19
local.identifier.doi10.1080/19448953.2012.720784
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T10:47:38Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84867808109
local.identifier.thomsonID000309953000005
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